Orange police officer suspended as after school incident investigated

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently investigating the incident involving Orange Police Officer Hanifah Davis, two twin sisters who are seniors at Orange High School, and Orange High School Athletic Director and Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, on the corner of […]

Mosque seeks to relocate to Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Imam W. Deen Shareef is looking for a new site to relocate his Masjid Waarith ud Deen mosque, now in Irvington, and he has set his sights on Orange, although the Orange Board of Education is currently trying to buy the building he wants. “Masjid Waarith ud Deen is kind of like […]

Maplewood police collect items for Puerto Rico

Maplewood police collect items for Puerto Rico

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Members of the Maplewood Police Union PBA 44/44a — including, from left, Det. Carlos Baez, Sgt. Christopher Black and Patrol Officer Mathew Jones — have been collecting non-perishable foods, clothes, water, baby food, diapers, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits and more to donate to the Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. Dropoffs […]

Muckers Ball brings the Edison factory to life

Muckers Ball brings the Edison factory to life

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2017 Muckers Ball was a huge success on Saturday, Oct. 14, helping to raise funds to conserve Thomas Edison’s electric charging station in the Glenmont Garage. The event, which featured live music and food donated by local eateries, celebrating Edison’s spirit of invention as well as the hard work of […]

CHS students attend concert at Carnegie Hall

CHS students attend concert at Carnegie Hall

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 13, students from Columbia High School traveled to Carnegie Hall for the 10th annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert. Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras; comprised of 18 of the nation’s top black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition […]

WOFD open house draws neighbors

WOFD open house draws neighbors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fireman Sparky was on-hand for the West Orange Fire Department’s open house for fire prevention on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the West Orange Public Library. Children got to play on trucks and take home books. Photos Courtesy of West Orange Township

Vauss administration sends tax savings flier

IRVINGTON, NJ — A recent public mailing from the Vauss administration details the alleged savings township taxpayers have enjoyed since 2014, despite the fact that Irvington recently admitted to a $3.25 million deficit in 2015 and deficits of $2.4 million in the 2016 and 2017 budgets. Earlier this year, Irvington Municipal Council President David Lyons […]

Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

Town celebrates completing platform tennis court upgrades

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood recently celebrated the completion of its table tennis courts upgrades. According to Andrew Haines, who represents Maplewood Platform Tennis, the maintenance was necessary because the courts get a lot of ply and had many problems with screens, structure and courts. The Township Committee budgeted $35,000 for the project, which was completed […]